Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library: Nana Prah

Nana Prah, author of Love Through Time, has stopped by The Library to chat with us a bit as part of her virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. Nana will be awarding a $20 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. You can keep up with her by seeing where else she will be and stalking following her on her tour: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/11/nbtm-tour-love-through-time-by-nana-prah.html.


Welcome to The Library, Nana. I have some questions for you that are writer specific as well as some fun stuff so that we can really get to know the real you. *grin* Plus we will finish things off with round of Think Fast. Ready to begin?

As ready as I’ll ever be.

Tell us something about yourself that's not in your bio.

I’ve always wanted to be an actress. I think I would have been really good at it.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Read. I wish I could do both at the same time.

How did you choose the genres you write in?

I love reading romance novels, so when I decided to write, I knew it would be in this genre. For Love Through Time, the paranormal part was an accident. I honestly didn’t see experiencing past lives to be considered paranormal until my editor said it would be put in that category. I don’t mind though, I’m in excellent company.

Is there any particular author or book that has influenced you or your writing?

I absolutely adore Dorothy Koomson. I read her years ago before I ever thought of being a writer, but I thought if I ever did become one, I’d be just like her. I was wrong. Our styles are totally different.

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?

Not sure if I should admit this, but a reviewer once said she couldn’t read my book because she wasn’t into romance, and she couldn’t finish my book. After I got over being hurt, I was grateful for her for not writing a bad review because it wasn’t her genre.

The best was when two of my friends read my book and actually took the time to write and post good reviews. It meant the world to me.

If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, fictional or real, who would it be and why?

Jesus. I have a whole lot of questions for him.

You are going to be stranded on a deserted island and bring 3 luxury items. What would they be?

My kindle with a lifelong battery pack so I can recharge it at will.
My bed. I miss it when I don’t sleep at home.
Loads of chocolate. Anything is more tolerable with chocolate.

Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Who are they and why?

Phil Collins because I love him and he’s rich, I’m sure he’d spoil me rotten.
Jada Pinkett Smith – as her child, I’d be beautiful, intelligent, driven, and rich. Plus I could say my mom was on The Matrix movie. How cool would that be?

What would we find in your refrigerator right now?

Cereal. I keep it in there so the ants don’t get to it.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

Impossible to predict, she’ll swerve you every time.

Think Fast
Summer or Winter? Summer, I can’t stand the cold
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Cake or Pie? Cake
Car or Truck? Car
Print or Electronic? Electronic, I can access newer books that way

Thanks for coming by and spending some time with us. Any final words of wisdom to pass along?

Thank you so much for having me. To everyone who thinks they want to be a writer, do it. Make sure you have fun, but do it.


Nana Prah was born in Ghana, West Africa, raised in the US and currently resides back in Ghana where she loves her job as a writer and nurse educator. She has been writing since she can remember (in her journal) and has been an avid reader of romance novels since the eighth grade. She has finally been able to utilize the years and years of inadvertent research into writing her own romance novels where love always conquers all.

Contact info:

Blog : www.nanaprah.blogspot.com
Facebook: Nana Prah, Author
Twitter: @NanaPrah


Defending her family – no problem. Recalling past lives – maybe just a small problem. Taking a chance on love again – well…

Jasmine Gibson has her world turned upside down when she meets gorgeous Sean Taylor. He’s the first man she’s been attracted to since her fiancĂ© dumped her two years ago. But when the disturbing daydreams start, Jasmine begins to fear that her actions in a past life may have finally caught up with her.

Sean finds it impossible to stay away from Jasmine even though he can’t shake the inexplicable feeling of betrayal, simmering deep inside him every time he sees her.

To complicate things, someone is out to hurt Jasmine and every time she and Sean are together, the police have to be called. Even if Jasmine can make Sean trust her, the two of them may not stay alive long enough to enjoy their love this time around.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog. I had a great time answering the questions.

  2. What a fascinating excerpt. Sounds really interesting.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, MomJane.

  3. If u *were* an actress would u prefer action or romance roles??? Just pondering the dichotomy of a martial artist romance author lol.

    1. Lol, Elise-Maria. Since I'd be an award winning actress who is in demand, I'd do both. With the action I'd do my own stunts for sure. Hopefully with the romance I'd get to choose my leading man.

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